Wednesday, 27 April 2011

2nd keynote lecture in place for Process Mineralogy '12

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Jan Miller, of the University of Utah, USA, will present a keynote lecture, entitled The continued development of X-Ray CT as an effective tool in process mineralogy at next year's Process Mineralogy '12 in Cape Town.

Jan Miller is the Department Chair and Ivor Thomas Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah. He received his B.S. degree, graduating with distinction, from the Pennsylvania State University. His graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Metallurgical Engineering were earned at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the recipient of numerous awards based on research contributions in mineral processing/hydrometallurgy and has served on the faculty at the University of Utah for 43 years. Professor Miller is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Distinguished Member of SME. In 2007 he received an Honorary Ph.D. degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and an Honorary Professorial Appointment at Central South University, Changsha, China. More recently, in May 2010, Dr. Miller was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland. In 2011 he received Honorary Professorial Appointments at the Institute for Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and the Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China.

The other keynote will be presented by Dr. Wolfgang Baum, of FLSmidth, USA.


  1. No doubt that Professor Miller is one of the greatest scientists recently active in the field of mineral processing. You should be his student to feel his enthusiasm in teaching and research. His former students; now distinguished Professors, are now training new generation mineral processing engineers all across the United States and globe.

    In a nutshell: A man of rare qualities.

    Professor Miller's student
    University of Utah

  2. This is going to be very interesting - moving process mineralogy into 3D. There's so much research going on in SA, will be great to use it as routinely as automated SEMs one day.

    Keshree Pillay, Mintek, South Africa

  3. This promises to be a very exciting talk into the world of 3D mineralogy by Prof Jan Miller at Process Mineralogy 12 into an area which most process mineralogists are starting to venture into. One can't but help anticipate what the future of process mineralogy will be like when we have 3D analyses with the accuracy and mineral discrimination capabilities similar to that which we are used to for automated SEMs...

    Megan Becker, University of Cape Town, South Africa


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